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Just in.  On a 5 to 4 vote, the Supremes have upheld that a D.C. gun ban is unconstitutional and been struck down.  As soon as there are more details, I will update this post.  Know this.  It was ruled on the narrowest or margins and we probably know who the dissenting justices were.  This is why it is imperative to vote this election.  The SCOTUS is full of old peoples and the next president will be picking a few when he isn’t picking his nose!

Is it not enough that 90% of all of MSM votes Democrat? Is it not enough that NPR is socialist? The Democrats still feel the need to juice up the propaganda machine some more by silencing the only market driven segment of the media market … talk radio. The(Un)Fairness doctrine will kill this medium and the power hungry socialists in the Democrat party know it.

Who wants to put Al Franken on after three hours of Rush? At one point when the AM630 put Sam Donaldson after Limbaugh for a couple of hours, the station manager said, “The audience may experience some cultural dissonance.” Oh, thats what you a reaction akin to Blutarski’s when he saw Flounder’s picture on the wall. Got it.

Nancy Pelosi the other day made some incredible statements regarding this infringement upon the first ammendment

“Do you personally support revival of the ‘Fairness Doctrine?’” I asked.

“Yes,” the speaker replied, without hesitation

OK, so censorship of the media is a good thing because? This cuts both ways people, at some point it will be your opinion that could get the ax in the name of ‘fairness’. This bill is being called the ‘Hush Rush’ bill so those on both the left and right know who is targeted. Since Al Franken flopped despite millions in seed money, the left has decided to simply end the discussion. Such courage deserves scorn to say the least.

A petition has been organized by the Media Research Center to help move ‘The Broadcaster
Freedom Act’ to the House floor. Pelosi said that The Broadcaster Freedom Act “wouldn’t see the light of day”. This coupled with the strong Democrat Speakers support for a revival of the “Fairness Doctrine”and the government censorship of our free speech rights brings me to ask all to sign this petition BEFORE FRIDAY.

http://www.mrcaction.org/r.asp?u=8578&PID=16865463

The idea is to do to the speaker what conservatives did to the amnesty mess and overwhelm Pelosi with a message from the grassroots that even she can’t ignore. Signing this petition can make a difference, our free speech rights are under attack due to naked partisanship.

UPDATE

On Friday, over 100,000 of petitions were delivered to each of the following members of Congress:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY)
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA)
Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA)
Rep. Ralph Regula (R-OH)
Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV)

Copies were also delivered to Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) who taken the lead in the fight to end government censorship over the radio airwaves once and for all.

Your petitions were all the more timely and relevant, coming on the heels of Speaker Pelosi’s remarks stating her intentions were to keep the Broadcast Freedom Act in the dark, while working to reinstate the “Fairness Doctrine.”

A rather interesting article was published today in the Washington Post.  The author, Gerald E. Galloway, “is a professor of engineering at the University of Maryland and, as an Army brigadier general, led the White House study of the 1993 Mississippi flood.

Prof. Galloway has a number of recommendations, including mandatory flood insurance and more spending on levees.

First, most mortgage companies require flood insurance if they think the risk is great enough to warrant it.  They do not want people walking away from their mortgages after a flood.  If the owners do not have a mortgage, then they take the risk upon themselves.  Why should the government interfere with that choice?

Second, many of these communities in the Midwest are farming communities.  If we build levees to protect the crops, the cropland will not be fertilized by the floods.  Soon, the soil will be sucked of all nutrients.  No floods, no farms.

Yes, after a man in Tokyo drove a truck into a crowd, got out and stabbed seven people to death (wounding ten others), the National Police Agency is considering a ban on some type of knives.

Now that we have the story of the man who killed his family with a sledgehammer, I’m sure they will be trying to ban sledgehammers, too.

My better angels compel me to write this post in a spirit of understanding and humility, but I just do not know if I can pull that off. I don’t know if I can even do this and stifle the unavoidable chuckles.

Some stories simply cannot be spun.

That’s when Edwards got free, he said, started swimming and noticed he didn’t have his left arm.

I lived in Florida for ten years and have spent much additional vacation time down there, and I can say this with authority: The impulse in a man that impels said man to jump into a Florida canal at 2:20 am is the same impulse that causes you to jab a fork into your eye or leap in front of a Mack truck.

Indeed,

Edwards said his attack shows how something needs to be done about the overpopulation of gators.

“They’re not protected creatures. They’re nuisance animals,” he said.

Edwards said the credit for his survival and quick thinking goes to God and friends and emergency personnel.

I would not attempt to posit the mind of “God” in this matter, but I have to think our Creator is not exactly filing this incident into His “Quick Thinking” folder. I have to believe this is more likely going into His “Dumb Ass” file, with a notation to double check the wiring work product from His human brain department.

When drunken men jump into canals near Lake Okeechobee after midnight, there are no possible heroes. There are only losers of different degrees.

[After you read the following, you can find more on this topic at this post, a week later]

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This is what “blight” looks like from the house across the street, and this is how it is allowed to happen. (click on photos for larger images)

For all of you who don’t have firsthand familiarity with the illegal alien problem in Northern Virginia, let me share a true-life story which might help paint the picture of what has been happening here in Sterling for the past five to seven years. In sum, I believe segments of our government at every level are at war with the legal residents of our nation, an economic war conducted on behalf of powerful business interests, a war that most citizens don’t even realize has already been declared on them.

I am going to relate this tale about Sterling to demonstrate what has gone wrong at the micro level – because the macro-level issues have been so thoroughly politicized that most people who are not on the front lines can’t make heads or tails of the controversy. Facts about border security and what the federal government is or isn’t doing are remote and opaque. Facts about what is happening at the neighborhood level are much easier to grasp.

In most American communities, where the rubber hits the road on the illegal immigration problem lies in the actions of three local government functions: Public safety, business licensing and zoning enforcement. We have covered the first two in substantial depth on this blog over the years (check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.) We’ve touched on zoning, but it is time to probe a little further.

When we turn over this particular log, as most Sterling residents know and which was amply testified to at the May 14 community meeting, the reality is not pretty. Both the Sheriff’s Office and the Zoning Administration division received abysmally low grades from local residents.

This was no major surprise to me.

From my personal experience with filing zoning violation complaints in Loudoun County for the past two-plus years, I believe the Zoning Administration division of the Department of Building and Development is worse than ineffective. From my vantage point, I believe this particular section of the county government is, like Robert Mugabe’s Ministry of Justice, “part of the problem.”

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Oh, I can’t take it anymore.  Another wonderful breakthrough that, if you believe hook, line and sinker will solidify what you have always known about being homosexual….well, almost anyway.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2877509

I particularly like this observation:

“This is significant, she says, and fits with data showing that women are three times as likely as men to suffer from mood disorders or depression. Gay men have higher rates of depression too, she says, but it’s difficult to know whether this is down to biology, homophobia or simply feelings of being “different”.

Being different?  They are no different then straight women, right?  Are they trying to say straight women are different?  Then what pray-tell?  Straight men?  Good observation don’t you think.

How about this one:

“They found that the patterns of connectivity in gay men matched those of straight women, and vice versa (see image, above right). In straight women and gay men, the connections were mainly into regions of the brain that manifest fear as intense anxiety.”

If straight men and homosexual women are alike, and straight women and homosexual men are alike then how about a simple understanding and solution.  I know many couples were the man is dominating and the woman is meek and submissive.  I know couples where the man is a “girly boy” (sissy when I didn’t know better and didn’t have PC about me) and the woman was more of a man then I could ever obtain.  Then there was rough/gruff men/women couples and meek/mild men women couples.  The important thing here is men/women couples.  Just because a male thinks/feels more feminine, why would he be attracted to another MAN instead of the opposite sex?

The study proves nothing.  So we might be born with more of the opposite sex’s feelings.  Big deal.  Doesn’t give us attraction for the SAME sex!  Another lame liberal cop-out for justifing sin.